trade paint v normal
coffeemachine · 08/07/2016 22:10
planning on repainting a few rooms (from magnolia to white).
I noticed some colours are marketed as 'trade'. what is the difference to the normal paints?
I want something that is long lasting. has good coverage (would like to get away with 2 coats). is trade a better option ?
wowfudge · 09/07/2016 07:11
My only experience has been using Dulux matt trade emulsion in pbw for a bathroom ceiling which had had some replastering work done to it. I thinned some of the paint for a mist coat then painted the whole ceiling. I found it easier to see where I had already painted than with standard emulsion. Texture and ease of use were no different.
redhat · 09/07/2016 07:13
We've had trade colour matched to Farrow and Ball. Its a decent colour match but the look of the paint is slightly different when its on the wall. The price difference is significant though.
OTheHugeManatee · 09/07/2016 07:18
I only use trade white for ceilings - opacity and coverage are loads better. Not sure for walls though.
midnightmoomoo · 09/07/2016 12:12
DH insisted we use trade paint for the woodwork when we did the hall stairs and landing. It's been rubbish, I need to repaint it all as its worn through in places, even with the right preparation.
NotCitrus · 09/07/2016 13:00
I think it's just the commonest colours so you can buy in bulk. I've used lots of trade white and undercoat from Selco.
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